Luky Elopere (20) was arrested on 7 October 2019 and tortured during interrogation to force him to admit that he set fires to shops during the riot. His case was tried at the District Court in Biak. Prosecutors sought four years imprisonment for him. He was found guilty of violating Article 187 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code on arson and sentenced to one year and six months imprisonment on 6 July 2020.  He was freed on 13 August 2020.